Alternative World Water Forum

Canal Costa de Oro, also known as “Canal Centenario”, is one of the most ambitious and strategic water management projects of the Government of Nayarit, Mexico. It will connect the rivers flowing in the state (Santiago, San Pedro, Acaponeta and their tributaries) for providing irrigation to the crops in the   Read More ...

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This video shows the difficulties farmers in the Gaza Strip endure as a result of Israel’s occupation with a focus on water and livelihoods. A production of EWASH.

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A spontaneous, largely under-the-radar blue revolution is gaining steam in sub-Saharan Africa and has the potential to boost food security and incomes for tens of millions of the region’s poorest inhabitants. Small-scale irrigation techniques with simple buckets, affordable pumps, drip lines, and other equipment are enabling farm families to weather   Read More ...

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Dramatic changes around food, climate, energy, and finance in recent years have pushed questions of land use and land control back onto the centre stage of development discourse, at the very moment when the same conditions are spurring an unprecedented rush for land and water across the globe. Although it   Read More ...

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Food cannot be grown without water. In Africa, one in three people endure water scarcity and climate change will make things worse. Building on Africa’s highly sophisticated indigenous water management systems could help resolve this growing crisis, but these very systems are being destroyed by large-scale land grabs amidst claims   Read More ...

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The Justicia Hídrica alliance: research and action on water accumulation, conflict and civil society strategies. Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University Netherlands / Catholic University Peru. Globalization and a neoliberal policy climate allowed some actors to concentrate water and decision-making power at the expense of less powerful ones, threatening their water and   Read More ...

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We, as peasants’ and farmers’ organizations from countries all over the world, members of La Via Campesina, met between the 12th and 17th of March 2012, for the Alternative World Water Forum in Marseille, France. Among others, the testimonies from Turkish, Brazilian, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Portugal, Italy, French, and Mexican delegates   Read More ...

Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) do not have access to adequate, safe water supplies. This long-standing problem has significantly hindered social and economic development in the OPT and denied many communities their rights to an adequate standard of living and to food, health and work. Palestinian per capita   Read More ...

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